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Brandon Faubert

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Brandon Faubert focuses on understanding how cancer cells metabolically adapt to support growth and proliferation. He has a special interest in dissecting how these changes in metabolism drive the ability of cancer cells to metastasize and spread throughout the body. His laboratory uses unique, patient-derived tumor samples and integrates metabolic analyses like isotope tracing, metabolomics, and metabolic flux to explore how metastasizing cancer cells adapt to new microenvironments.

His research findings have been published in Cell, Cell Metabolism, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Faubert earned his PhD in physiology from McGill University and completed his postdoctoral training at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has held doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and received a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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